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  1. Compare already has a search filter, however it would be great if you could also search within the objects and not just by the object names.

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  2. Downloaded the trial version then my company paid for the toolbelt but when I click on Activate I get a error so cannot activate the software.

    Can’t connect securely to this page
    This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security settings. If this keeps happening, try contacting the website’s owner.

    So, I'm contacting you...

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  3. Save the state of the Group By drop down so that we don't have to change it with each managed project.

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  4. I have installed the SQL Toolbelt and I would like to update all its components in one shot. Currently, It is possible only by downloading the setup of Toolbelt from Redgate site and "re-installing" the products.

    When I go to Help->Check Updates for particular component, let's say SQL Compare, only this component can be updated. And mostly I have to close All my SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) session and Visual Studio (VS) Sessions for the
    update, which is time-consuming, but I guess makes sense.

    But after this, I start again all my SSMS and VS sessions and When I…

    3 votes
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  5. The source for create new snapshot defaults to database. Automatically populate Server, Authentication, Database and New Snapshot name using the Database information on the other side of the compare window.

    Customizable name tags for the new snapshot name would be perfect: [SERVER][DATABASE][DATETIME].snp

    3 votes
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  6. I usually create a snapshot of the target database before each deployment so I can compare again later to see the changes or generate a reversal script on selected objects. Please add the option to the Deployment wizard alongside "Back up target before deployment"

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  7. I have 2 databases - production, and archive. Archive has all the indexes of production (starting with "IX") but also has some archive only ones (starting with "AIX"). Would be nice if I could add a filter to "exclude indexes starting with 'AIX-'" to my comparison - currently I have to export to a script, and manually delete all the "drop index AIX_..." sections.

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  8. Data Compare almost always fails because of frequent (but short) network outages. If we could specify a long timeout, that would solve this problem.

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  9. Can you provide an option in the tool to ignore unmapped tables for comparison?

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  10. Can you add an option that will add the "RefreshView" statement after Alter statements for views?

    Thank you.

    3 votes
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  11. Current behaviour: the CSV file represents null as the 8-character string “<NULL>” . e.g. If I have a table with an integer primary key column id, a varchar column a, and a varchar column b, and the table has one newly-inserted row (1, NULL, “asdf”), the CSV file would look like this:

    o “Type”,”idk”,”as”,”at”,”bs”,”b_t”
    o “In1”,”1”,”<NULL>”,””,”asdf”,””

    Desired behaviour: allow the CSV file to represent null as a completely empty entry. E.g. the CSV file would look like this:

    o “Type”,”idk”,”as”,”at”,”bs”,”b_t”
    o “In1”,”1” ,, ””,”asdf”,””

    Suggested options:

    1) Command line switch toggling between…

    10 votes
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  12. As per:

    https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/85655/feature-request-sort-objects-in-deployment-script

    When generating the sql compare deployment script - all objects are scripted in a seemingly random order.

    This could be covered by an option to enable/disable it.

    And obviously, there is a dependency order which much take priority first. But after that all objects should be scripted in alphabetical order.

    Use case for this is generating the same update script multiple times and committing it to source control. If this is done during a RC phase, the later iterations of the script will be 90% the same with minimal differences.

    Currently as it stands, objects get moved…

    2 votes
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  13. When the target of the compare is a scripts folder, SQL Compare will create new items with the schema name as part of the file name, such as "person.Contact.sql".
    Could this be made optional?
    It doesn't affect the filename when altering, only creating.
    This behaviour causes us issues because we use Visual Studio database projects where the schema is part of the path, not the filename. For example such as "AdventureWorks\Person\Tables\Contact.sql"

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  14. It would be handy to have an option to ignore Temporal/History table configuration when comparing two like databases where one has had some tables configured as temporal with a history table. This would be helpful to isolate any other changes outside of the temporal/history configuration.

    18 votes
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  15. This was the behavior in previous versions (at least it was for SQL Compare 10) and not sure when it was changed. But constantly switching folder paths make it error-prone and annoying. As an example, let's say I first chose Folder A/Folder B as Source and then Folder C/Folder D as Target. If I go back to source to pick another folder, now it points me to Folder C/Folder D instead of Folder A/Folder B as I originally selected.

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  16. Cada vez que é feita uma comparação de database aumenta o uso da memória. Só liberar a memória quando sai e volta pra aplicação.

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  17. Would like to include newly defined views, functions and stored procedures when dropping objects in deployment script. Currently, if you create a new stored procedure, then do the compare, it only does a CREATE in the script even if you have "use DROP and CREATE" selected as an option. I have to manually add the drop commands to the script so that it can truly be executed multiple times if needed.

    5 votes
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  18. Add an option that will run post-script to set newly added columns that are of a bit value type and that are scripted with a default value to that value after the addition of a bit column.

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  19. I would like to start using the Red Gate Toolbox but I cannot afford the cost nor will my company pay for it. Is there an option to be billed monthly?

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  20. There is an option to ignore identity seed values but none for sequence seed values.

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